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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Assaults - Sexual assault

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 8:37 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Speers, from a conviction for sexual assault. The accused acknowledged having engaged in sexual activity with the complainant. The sole issue at trial was consent. The complainant testified that she did not consent to the activity with the accused. Three other witnesses testified of their interaction with the complainant following the activity, but did not give any direct evidence on the issue of consent. The accused did not testify. He relied on embellishments and exaggerations in the complainant's testimony that were established...